Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Duration: 13 Days
Price: US $875
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Medium Hard
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • AccomodationHotel + Lodges
  • Max Person15
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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is famous for its splendor and miraculously beautiful. Annapurna Sanctuary; enclosed by a massive ring of Himalayan giants, it is an incredible experience that attracts many trekkers from all corners of the world. We hike with the help of our local, expert Nepalese Guide from Wilderness Excursion with our years of experience and commitment to excellence make this trip really excellent.

Our carefully crafted 14 days Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary takes us through remote villages, terraced farm lands, and forests of bamboo and rhododendron trees. Along the way, we are treated to impressive mountain views and glimpses of local villagers. Our destination is the to the heart of the mountainous amphitheater that holds Annapurna Base Camp. Here, we enjoy 360° views of rising snowy peaks and a sense of immense exhilaration and solitude. Wake up to catch sunrise over the Annapurna south; an incredible mind blowing view that is not to be missed. Completing this trek is a lifetime memorable journey that few will ever experience.

Trekking through traditional paths used for hundreds of years by Tibetan traders, this 14 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp can only be explained as mind-blowing. The Annapurna Sanctuary is well-regarded for its unique beauty and spiritual significance. Our journey starts from Kande at the altitude of 1700m from seas level and the trail join to Phedi – Dhampus route near Pothana. 

When to trek?
Best time to trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is from mid Sept to Nov and March to May. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. If you wish to escape from crowds and enjoy some lonely time with nature then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek there in December, January and March. However, the temperature during winter could be tough for most guests. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a benefit for a keen botanist.

How hard is this trek? 
Regarding the difficulty of this trek, this is medium hard for first time trekkers to the Nepal Himalaya. But if you have past hiking experience in Alps of Europe or like Bhutan then this trek is moderately easy compared to other trek such as Manaslu Circuit, Kanchenjunga, Dolpo and even Everest Base Camp trek etc.

Accommodation
The lodges in the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek are pretty good, clean and tidy; beyond Bamboo; there are mostly double, triple or four bed rooms only, single bed rooms rare when we go higher. But Single rooms are readily available in lower elevations. You may have to share the room with other trekkers if you are trekking solo as the lodges get full of visitors in Peak seasons. Hot showers are readily available in most of the places as well.

Meals in Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
During our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chines and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, Pancakes for breakfast are few to name. Meat is not allowed to carry out to Annapurna Base Camp as the local believe the Himalaya is sacred and holy, though you could enjoy chicken roast in low elevations. At any guesthouse you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the meal world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.

How to get there? 
Most people take tourist buses to Pokhara; 200km long and it takes 7 to 8 hours depending on traffic on the way. There are normal to deluxe tourist coaches available. Green Lines buses company (U$ 25 per person with breakfast) run every morning from/to Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion arranges private car, jeep or private van on request. Taking domestic flight to/from Pokhara saves your time and most airlines fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day (U$125.00 for one flight). Sit on the right side to see striking view of wide range of Himalaya from plane during the board to Pokhara.

Cost of the tour
The trip cost here we offered USD 875.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 155.00 to use same service. The cost will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and comfortable rather than taking exhausting long bus ride however riding bus reduces the trip price. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin/double sharing deluxe room with buffet breakfast basis in Hotel Samsara Resort for3 nights. Wilderness Excursion will provide best standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin sharing occupancy basis.

How long is Annapurna Sanctuary trek?
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek will be 8 to 10 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transport days from/to Kathmandu depending on time you have, and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get adapted and the itinerary will be 10 to 12 days (See our Annapurna Base Camp Trek plan). Our carefully designed 14 Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary is for moderate trekkers. Wilderness Excursion´s shortest Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary will be 7 days long and the including domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on same day. We also offer tailor-made trip to Annapurna Sanctuary, please kindly send us your detail for modified trip plan.

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

  • Join14 day, teahouse trek to delightful Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Take in magnificent 360-degree views of surrounding Himalayan ranges.
  • Trek through forests of red sandal, bamboo, rhododendron, chestnut, magnolia  trees and along terraced rice farming fields,
  • Lifetime experience trip guided by our professional local trekking guide. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (800m / 2624ft)
  • Day 04: Trek to Tolka (1700m / 5576 ft) 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2100m / 6888 ft) 5 - 6 hours walk
  • Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2630m / 8626ft) 5 hours walk
  • Day 07: Trek to Deurali (3230m / 10594ft) 6-7 hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) 4130m / 13546ft, 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo (2310m / 7577ft) 6-7 hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 11: Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • Day 12: Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Day 13: Further destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel. Wilderness Excursion representative will pick you up from airport and transfer to selected hotel. A short briefing about your trip. Rest and relax. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 02 :In Kathmandu Today, we will get your permits, you could prepare for your trip and you have a choice to visit ancient old temples to UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Wilderness Excursion can arrange guided sightseeing on client request.
  • Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara (800m / 2624ft) After hot breakfast drive 200 km to Pokhara and it takes about 7-8 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and incredible view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.
  • Day 04 :Trek to Tolka (1700m / 5576 ft) 5-6 hours walk Half an hour drive to Kande and start trek to Tolka (1810m). The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Deurali then the trail descends steep down to Bherikharka and 30 minutes walk takes us to Tolka. Stay there overnight in lodge.
  • Day 05 :Trek to Chhomrong (2100m / 6888 ft) 5 - 6 hours walk We walk a pretty flat trail until Landruk then descend down and trek along the river through Himalpani and cross suspension bridge over Modikhola near New Bridge. Then we walk until reaching Jhinu located on the ridge and continue another one hour steep up to Chhomrong a beautiful Gurung Village which is last human settlement. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06 :Trek to Dovan (2630m / 8626ft) 5 hours walk The trail descends down 310 meter through thousands of stone staircase crosses then crosses Chhumrung Khola on bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa at the height of 2340 meter. It is easy walk through rhododendron festooned with orchids and ferns then steep down with stone staircase to Bamboo. After having lunch there we walk throughout the cool forest about an hour to Dovan at the elevation of 2630 meter. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07 :Trek to Deurali (3230m / 10594ft) 6-7 hrs walk. We have a silence jungle walk today to Himalaya from Dovan. It is believed that mountains are sacred and holy. As it is already believed that Annapurna means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "... the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess ... the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation and a universal fear. Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth so from the religious view it is important to respect the Mother Nature, create peaceful and calm surroundings. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08 :Trek to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) 4130m / 13546ft, 5-6 hrs walk. Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains more seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thin. You can see 360˙degree Mountain View from Base Camp. There are tremendous view of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09 :Trek down to Dovan – Bamboo (2310m / 7577ft) 6-7 hrs walk. After enjoying Brilliant Mountain view and taking hot cup of tea or coffee we take hot breakfast and trek down to Dovan or Bamboo via MBC, Deurali and Himalaya. We take tea and lunch break on the way. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10 :Trek to Ghandruk The trail goes through a pretty flat at first then descends down Kimrong Khola and hike up to Komrong Danda. We can stop there for lunch break then continue our trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village also known as a “Gurung Heritage” there we can visit Gurung museum and a monastery. Stay there overnight.
  • Day 11 :Ghandruk - Pokhara Today is our last day of trekking. We descend down to Kimche, there we can catch the jeep to Nayapul if you feel tired, if not, we continue walking until reaching Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel.
  • Day 12 :Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist coach. Alternatively we can arrange a private vehicle (car, jeep) or take a flight back to Kathmandu that cost US Dollar 124 per person. Stay overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 13 :Further destination Your Annapurna Sanctuary trek comes at the end with Wilderness Excursion. We will drop you at international airport to see you off and wish you a safe journey back to home or your further destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private van.
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in 3 star category hotel with breakfast basis on twin/double occupancy basis in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights deluxe room in best tourist standard hotel with breakfast basis on twin/double occupancy basis in Pokhara.
  • 1 Govt. registered and well experienced local guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide to help and support the group when and where necessary as per group size.
  • 1 Sharing Sherpa porter between 2 trekkers to carry your main pack.
  • Guided Kathmandu Valley sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites.
  • Daily 3 times meals: lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist coach.
  • Neat and clean trekker's lodge accommodation during the trek on twin/double occupancy.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Map
  • Emergency rescue arrangement
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer service charge from client's country.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

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Trip Note

Our guided Annapurna Sanctuary Trek can be modified as per your requests that suits your time and the budget you have. The trip cost USD 875 per person we have offered here is on double occupancy basis and 13 days / 13 Nights tour that will end in Kathmandu. Your…

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